Wild Argentina

Iguazu Falls, Ibera Wetlands, Buenos Aires, Peninsula Valdes, El Calafate

From $5600 per person in low season
From $5800 per person in high season

based on 12 nights & selected experiences

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* Pricing is a guideline only and excludes special offers. Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.

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  • Accommodation

  • Private transfers

  • Shared transfers

Price based on 2 people sharing

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At a Glance

  • Dive into Argentina’s best wilderness areas and come face to face with a plethora of wild species that you wouldn’t encounter by only visiting the country’s main highlights

  • This trip takes you far from the tourist crowds and allows you to soak up spellbinding destinations with few other people around

  • Spend three days immersing yourself in the second largest wetland in the world, Ibera Wetlands, exploring on foot, horseback and by bike

  • Witness incredible wildlife phenomena such as migrating southern right whales and nesting penguin colonies on the rugged Peninsula Valdes

  • Owing to the remote locations you visit, the hotels we’ve selected all have a strong conservation ethos and you will learn about a number of successful rewilding projects

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Buenos Aires and the Iguazu Falls are year round destinations, with pleasant temperatures. January and February are usually the hottest months whilst the winter months (June and July) tend to be cooler (and wetter in the city). With fairly tropical conditions all year, it's the water levels at the Iguazu Falls that can vary depending on rainfall in the surrounding area - December to February tend to be wetter, compared to the driest months (June and July), however, you'll be rewarded with stunning vistas regardless of the season.

The Iberá Wetlands in the North of Argentina experience the most rain fall between October and April, with temperatures fluctuating between about 20°C in July and 30°C in January. Although wildlife can be viewed throughout the year; bird watching is most rewarding in the drier months (April - October).

Wildlife in the Peninsula Valdes is prevalent all year round (sea-lions, elephant seals, dolphins, and plenty of birdlife). Southern Right Whales visit from around June to December (breeding occurs from September to November. Large numbers of penguins can be found on the beaches between September and March. Rain typically falls from March until July, which coincides with a drop in temperatures - from to 30°C in summer to about 15°C. Visitors to this region should be prepared for strong winds and changeable weather at any time.

Patagonia is best visited from November to March when temperatures are milder, but visitors should be prepared for strong winds and changeable weather at any time. It is worth considering traveling outside this time, especially rewarding in April or October as winds can drop significantly and there are far fewer visitors in the National Parks.

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Itinerary

Wetlands and whales await on this Argentinean adventure, taking in some of the country’s best wilderness areas. From the thundering Iguazu Falls to the vast but little-known Ibera Wetlands and the rugged coastline of Peninsula Valdes, you’ll delve into Argentina’s wildest regions and meet creatures great and small that reside in these areas. We’ve picked out unique retreats and lodges that will put you at the heart of the action, while providing a comfortable base to explore these habitats.

  1. Fly to Iguazu via Buenos Aires

    Flying overnight to Iguazu Falls via Buenos Aires, you’ll be ready to plunge straight into one of the world’s most mesmerising natural wonders.

  2. Days 1-3: Iguazu Falls

    Get your trip off to a flying start with a big bucket list tick – the dramatic and life-affirming spectacle of Iguazu Falls. Straddling the border between Argentina and Brazil and stretching for almost three kilometers, the sheer scale of this thundering wall of water defies the imagination. Argentina is blessed with about 80% of this natural marvel’s 275 separate cascades, and an intricate network of walkways means you can navigate the whole thing accompanied by one of our expert local guides. Stand still and feel the spray on your skin. Shut your eyes and soak up the deafening sound of the water crashing down beneath you. Appreciate the power of nature in all its glory. Your base for the next two nights is La Aldea de la Selva Lodge, a rustic jungle lodge located between the town of Iguazu and the falls themselves. With views of the jungle canopy from every room and an atmospheric swimming pool shrouded by the forest, it provides a wild retreat in which to relax away from the roar of the falls.

    Accommodation: La Aldea de La Selva (2 nights)

  3. Days 3-6: Ibera Wetlands

    Travel deep into the heart of the Ibera Wetlands, a drive which can take up to eight hours. As the long journey suggests, you’re entering one of Argentina’s most remote reaches. Prepare for the call of the wild. Tucked away in the northwest of the country, the Ibera Wetlands are the second largest wetlands in the world after Brazil’s Pantanal. You’ll spend three nights at Estancia Rincon del Socorro, a former cattle ranch and a driving force in the conservation project that sought to restore the pristine wilderness of these vast wetlands. This Rewilding Project is at the core of many of the lodge’s activities. Throw yourself into the sprawling wetlands on foot, bike or horseback and discover the myriad of wildlife that call these swampy marshes home, many of whom have been reintroduced in recent years. Navigate the endless network of channels or streams by boat or dugout canoe, and keep your eyes peeled for alligators, pampas deer and endearing capybaras. As night falls, this vast ecosystem comes to life with all manner of nocturnal species, so wrap up warm and head out on a night drive under dark starry skies. This wet and wild wonderland is sure to capture your heart.

    Accommodation: Estancia Rincón del Socorro (3 nights)

  4. Days 6-8: Buenos Aires

    Today you will be transferred to Posadas for your flight to Buenos Aires, where you’ll be thrust into the frenetic energy of this cosmopolitan city. Spend two nights at Hotel Clasico, an intimate boutique hotel with quirky décor and an enviable location in the heart of the Palermo district. You’ll have plenty of time to explore this fast-moving city at your own pace, but we’ve included two experiences that we think will enrich your stay. On your first night we’ll book you a table at Café de los Angelitos where you’ll be dazzled by the passion and precision of some of the city’s most esteemed tango dancers while you devour a delicious three-course dinner. The following day, delve deeper into the streets of Palermo and discover the history of the Argentinean food scene on the Chimichurri Walking Food Tour. You’ll stop at five different food shops or restaurants and savour more than 30 tastings, including of course, a succulent serving of steak.

    Accommodation: Hotel Clasico (2 nights)

  5. Days 8-11: Peninsula Valdes

    Fly to Peninsula Valdes to continue your exploration of Argentina’s wildest frontiers. Windswept beaches, sheltered bays and crumbling cliffs define this eco-wonderland, home to a profusion of rare and unique fauna. Your base for the next three nights is the charming Norman-style El Pedral Lodge, a remote and rustic estancia. With limited Wi-Fi and no electricity between 10.30pm and 07.30am, it’s all about getting off the grid and immersing yourself in nature. Choose when to travel based around the wildlife calendar. From August to December the peninsula is home to a breeding population of endangered southern right whales, who seek shelter in the bay and swim right up to the beach. From September to April, one of the largest colonies of Magellanic penguins come to the beaches to incubate their eggs and prepare their offspring for migration. El Pedral’s expert local guides will put you in the perfect spot to witness these epic wildlife phenomena and their fount of knowledge will enrich your experience tenfold.

    Accommodation: El Pedral Lodge (3 nights)

  6. Days 11-13: El Calafate, Southern Patagonia, Argentina

    Swap the wildlife-rich water of Peninsula Valdes for the hostile yet strikingly beautiful environment of southern Patagonia. Fly to El Calafate where you finish your adventure with two nights at the cosy boutique Hotel Esplendor El Calafate. The jewel in the region’s crown is the mesmerising splendour of Perito Moreno Glacier. You’ll have a full day to lean into its captivating spirit. Your guide will meet you early and drive you through the eerily spectacular landscapes of Los Glaciares National Park towards the vivacious blue hues of Perito Moreno – one of the world’s only advancing glaciers. Jump on board the Safari Nautico catamaran and embark on a lake navigation to the south wall of the glacier. Revel in an unrivalled perspective on this immense wonder from the water and absorb the drama as huge chunks of ice calve off into the lake below. Returning to shore, you’ll tuck into a picnic lunch on the walkways, with the glacier an ever-powerful backdrop to your feast.

    Accommodation: Esplendor El Calafate (2 nights)

  7. Fly home via Buenos Aires

    Your journey through Argentina comes to an end as you fly to Buenos Aires to connect with your onward flight home.

Experiences

  • Chimichurri Walking Food Tour

    Enjoy a walking tour around the trendy and buzzy Palermo district of Buenos Aires, accompanied by local foodie guide who will help you uncover the history of the Argentinean food scene.

Location

Iguazu Falls, Ibera Wetlands, Buenos Aires, Peninsula Valdes, El Calafate

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